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See Inside: 'GoT' Creator George R.R. Martin's Former Uptown Home is Up for Sale
Aug 20, 2019
Published Aug 20, 2019 at 11:47 AM | Updated at 11:48 AM CDT on Aug 20, 2019
It may not be in the Red Keep, but it was once a throne fit for George R.R. Martin.
The "Game of Thrones" creator spent four years living in an apartment in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Now, you can live there too - for $354,900.
The third-floor unit in the 900 block of West Margate Terrace on the North Side, where Martin lived from 1971 to 1975 along with several roommates, has hit the market. The three-bedroom condo is listed on Martin's website as the home where he lived after getting his master's degree from Northwestern.
"I say 'three bedroom,' but for our purposes there were five, once we put a bed in the dining room and another on the back porch," he wrote. "The rent was $150 a month, after all. There was no way a bunch of guys just out of college could afford that without cramming."
The unit's listing agent, Michael Samm, said a "Game of Thrones"-themed open house is being planned for this weekend. Details were still being finalized, but plans include themed drinks and possibly even a dire wolf, Samm said.